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        La légende des siècles. Première série

      - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1859, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale. Leganti zigrino metà nera, torna con quattro nervi set con ornati d'oro matrimoniali riquadri tratteggiati decorate con i centri floreali dorati, reti cornice freddi sul astucciatrici piatti melanzane, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, spruzzato bordi. Cancella aloni che interessano alcune pagine del primo volume, alcuni foxing minore. Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés ornés de doubles caissons agrémentés en centres de motifs floraux dorés, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage aubergine, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées. Auréoles claires affectant certains feuillets du premier volume, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Thèse pour la licence soutenue par Léon Gambetta

      - Charles de Mourgues Frères., Paris 1859, 14,5x22,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione stampata in pochi esemplari su carta velina. Il legame con bradel in piena pergamena, dorso liscio in parte macchiato, titolo, data e punta della coda in rosso e nero, copertine conservato. Tesi con il mutuo soggetto e sostenuto 19 gennaio 1860 da Léon Gambetta, all'età di 22 anni. Un articolo sulla rivista "ricercatori intermedi e curiosi" sul tenente Sisco dedicatario del libro è collegata alla parte superiore della struttura. Prezioso l'invio l'autore sul frontespizio. Dal Richtenberger biblioteca Eugenio, ex libris incisi dello stesso incollato all'interno della copertina prima. Qualsiasi scarsità. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre sur papier vélin. Reliure à la bradel en plein vélin, dos lisse partiellement taché, titre, fleuron et date en queue en rouge et noir, couvertures conservées. Thèse ayant pour sujet les hypothèques et soutenue le 19 janvier 1860 par Léon Gambetta alors âgé de 22 ans. Un article de la revue "l'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et des curieux" relatif au lieutenant Sisco dédicataire de l'ouvrage est relié en tête de l'ouvrage. Précieux envoi autographe de Léon Gambetta sur la page de titre. Provenance de la bibliothèque Eugène Richtenberger, ex-Libris gravé de celui-ci encollé sur le premier contreplat. De toute rareté."

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        Ceylon An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical, with Notices of its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859.. THIRD EDITION, revised. In two volumes. Octavo, pp.[2]; xl; 643; [3]; pp.[2]; xvi; 663; [3]. With 2 folding maps to the second volume, and 115 further illustrations including frontispieces, maps, plans and wood engravings by various artists. In fairly contemporary, maybe slightly later, green full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and gilt decoration stamped to spines and boards. Gilt dentelle to inner fore-edges; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Black ink ownership inscription to both flyleaves. Spines lightly sunned and worn. Very good indeed. Supporter of Greek Independence in the 1820s, MP for Belfast, and friend of Charles Dickens, Tennent led a varied and interesting life culminating in his stint as Colonial Secretary in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1845-1850. There followed a series of books on the country, with this title first appearing in 1859. Its popularity is attested by the five editions it had run through by 1860.

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        Finely penned Document signed, in Italian with translation, to the President of Peru, (1820-1878, first King of Italy) & Camillo CAVOUR (1810-1861, Prime Minister of Piedmont, President of the Council of Ministers and the architect of Italian unity)

      1859 - (Ramón Castilla, 1797-1867, President 1845-1851 & 1855-1862), saying he hastens to inform him that on 30th January were married "Our most beloved daughter the Princess Maria Clotilde Teresa Luigia and His Royal Highness the Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles of France", 1822-1891, from 1879 head of the Imperial House of Bonaparte, he is sure that "through the close ties of true friendship existing between Our States and the Republic of Peru, You will take a lively interest in this happy event", signed also C[amillo] Cavour, 1 side folio and conjugate blank, Turin, 11th February a few tiny closed tears and a little dust soiling at foot, tiny defect in bottom right corner [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Document signed, to the President of Peru, (1819-1901, from 1837 Queen of Great Britain)

      1859 - (Ramón Castilla, 1797-1867, President 1845-1851 & 1855-1862), saying that she has "received from the hands of Don Francisco de Rivero" the President's letter of 26th December bringing to an end his post as "Minister Resident of . Peru at Our Court", assuring him that the minister's "language and conduct" have always "been such as to merit Our Approbation and Esteem" in maintaining "that Friendship which We trust will ever subsist between Us and the Republick", and recommending the President "to the Protection of the Almighty", signed also by Foreign Secretary Malmesbury, (1807-1889, 3rd Earl), 2 sides folio and conjugate blank, Buckingham Palace, 4th March small defect near foot of conjugate blank and other marks on blank fourth side Castilla was responsible for bringing peace and prosperity to his country, apart from Vivanco's insurrection in 1856-1858, after many years of generals contending for power. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Colton's Iluustrated Cabinet Atlas and Decriptive Geography

      J.H. Colton,, New York: 1859 - Folio, original cloth and leather spine and corners, gilt title on front cover, 52 colored maps. Back hinge is cracked and rear cover almost detached, front hinge a little weak, some extremity wear and tears, a little creasing to preliminaries, minor foxing; maps generally bright and clean. Of the 52 maps in this atlas, only one is double page. Fifteen relate to the U.S. There is considerable detail in the text, which includes many illustrations, and while the maps may not be as colorful as some atlases, they do pack a lot of detail. The maps of Texas, South America, Asia and the Roman Empire (double page) are very attractive. Phillips 4341. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First edition. First printing with p. 213 numbered 113 and signature "b" on the list of plates (and all other points in Smith). Bound in full red polished-calf by Baytnun-Riviere. Purple and blue morocco spine lables, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers (bookplate removed). Binding in Very Good condition with small chips at the spine ends and wear at the outer joints, holding well. Inner contents generally clean, bright and unfoxed. Frontis illustration cracking at the gutter, now secured with archival adhesive. Otherwise a fine copy internally. Bound without the ads.Published in 1859, "A Tale of Two Cities" is considered one of the greatest of Dickens' works. It was originally released in parts in the magazine "All the Year Round," which Dickens owned and founded. "A Tale of Two Cities" is also one of the most widely read novels in history, selling over 200 million copies to date. The book follows events in London and Paris around the time of the French Revolution, especially the relationship between Frenchman Charles Darnay and the English lawyer Sydney Carton. One of Dickens rare historical works, he used Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution as both a source and inspiration. The book has inspired countless operas, musicals, and films including a 1935 movie nominated for Best Picture.

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        Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary, and various parts of coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1859.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xiii; [3]; 414; 24 of adverts. Bound in publisher's blind stamped dark red cloth, with gilt blocking to spine, expertly rebacked with the original cloth laid on. With 5 folding charts and maps, 8 plates, and two vignettes. Occasional thumb marks to the textblock, a couple of pencil annotations to the margins. The maps facing pages 271 and 365 have had somewhat heavy handed tape reinforcement to some closed tears, thankfully not encroaching onto the printed part. Small closed tears to the outside edge of a couple of leaves. Some light sporadic spotting. Bookseller's label of H.S. Scott of Carlisle to front pastedown. Cloth has some slight rubbing, slightly sunned to spine. Very good. Tronson sailed aboard the steam sloop Barracouta as part of the squadron sent to strike a treaty of trade and friendship with the Japanese government under the leadership of Sir James Stirling.

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        Honoré de Balzac

      - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1859, 12x19cm, relié. - Francese prima edizione in originale e posteriore parte di un anno per l'originale, una delle 10 copie in Olanda, solo due grandi carte con la Cina. Associazione a bradel metà calico ciliegio, liscio indietro con un oro motivi floreali, data e doppio filetto di coda d'oro, parte del titolo strofinato marocco nero, piatti carta marmorizzata, copertine conservate, testa dorata, binding firmato freddo Pierson. Prezioso e raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Jules Pelletier, Segretario Generale del Ministero della Stato che Gautier ha prestato la sua penna. Egli lo ha ringraziato per intercedere con l'imperatore che lo ha nominato Ufficiale della Legione d'Onore il 7 agosto 1858 La nostra copia è completata, frontespizio ritratto di H. de Balzac sparato e bruciato in Cina incisione di E. Hédouin e le sue 3 autografi fax (che spesso non hanno, secondo Clouzot). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition française en partie originale et postérieure d'un an à l'originale, un des 10 exemplaires sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 2 Chine. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline cerise, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de maroquin noir frottée, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée à froid de Pierson. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé de Théophile Gautier à Jules Pelletier, secrétaire général du ministère d'Etat auquel Gautier prêta sa plume. Il l'en remercia en intercédant auprès de l'Empereur qui le fit nommer Officier de la Légion d'Honneur le 7 août 1858. Notre exemplaire est bien complet, en frontispice, du portrait de H. de Balzac tiré sur Chine et gravé à l'eau forte par E. Hédouin ainsi que de ses 3 fac-similés autographes (qui manquent souvent selon Clouzot).

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        Eight Sermons by the Rev. Charles Marsden Betts...

      Canterbury: 1859. Octavo; in original cloth. Published as a memorial from the parishioners of Goulburn to their curate who was drowned age twenty-four when the Wollondilly river flooded in 1857. This volume was printed at St Augustine's College Press, Canterbury where Reverend Betts had been educated for the ministry. The volume begins with a brief memoir by the Rev. James Carter, Minister of Picton, a fellow student and brother-in-law of the deceased.There are two manuscripts also enclosed. The first, dated January 1, 1884 is a handwritten note by James Carter, mourning the loss of his wife in the previous year. The second is a letter from James Carter to George Robertson, the publisher, dated February 7, 1893. Lacks front endpaper.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      Chapman and Hall, London 1859 - First printing with p. 213 numbered 113 and signature "b" on the list of plates (and all other points in Smith). Bound in full red polished-calf by Baytnun-Riviere. Purple and blue morocco spine lables, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers (bookplate removed). Binding in Very Good condition with small chips at the spine ends and wear at the outer joints, holding well. Inner contents generally clean, bright and unfoxed. Frontis illustration cracking at the gutter, now secured with archival adhesive. Otherwise a fine copy internally. Bound without the ads.Published in 1859, "A Tale of Two Cities" is considered one of the greatest of Dickens' works. It was originally released in parts in the magazine "All the Year Round," which Dickens owned and founded. "A Tale of Two Cities" is also one of the most widely read novels in history, selling over 200 million copies to date. The book follows events in London and Paris around the time of the French Revolution, especially the relationship between Frenchman Charles Darnay and the English lawyer Sydney Carton. One of Dickens rare historical works, he used Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution as both a source and inspiration. The book has inspired countless operas, musicals, and films including a 1935 movie nominated for Best Picture. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Katzen. 4 spielende Katzen. Tuschfeder auf Papier. Unten rechts signiert.

      - 24,8x12,8 cm. Théophile Alexandre Steinlen 1859-1923, Zeichner Radierer, Lithograph und Maler, geboren in Lausanne, seit 1882 in Paris (wird 1901 Franzose). Erfolgreicher Zeichner für die Zeitschriften "Chat Noir", "Le Mirliton", "Le Croquis", "La Revue Illustrée", "Le Rire" u.v.a., zahlreiche Werke befinden sich in europäischen Museen. - Lit: Thieme-Becker, Künstlerlexikon der Schweiz u.a. - (Mit Abklatschspur eines kleineren Blattes). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Reise in Ostindien: Ceylon, Java, China und Bengalen.

      Pest: Hermann Geibel,, 1859. Aus dem Ungarischen übersetzt. Elephant folio (595 x 429 mm). Original maroon half morocco, matching morocco-grain cloth sides, flat bands within gilt rules to spine, second compartment lettered in gilt, titles and pictorial vignette gilt to front board, white moiré cloth endpapers. Tinted lithographic frontispiece after Andrássy, hand-coloured as issued, with tissue-guard, 15 similar plates, wood-engraved vignette to title, similar illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's large engraved label and bookplate of L. V. Ledeboer, Rotterdam, to front pastedown. Presentation plate to the front pastedown from James B. Ford to the Explorers Club (of which he was president 1926-7, and whose library he founded). Joints and extremities sympathetically restored, text-leaves toned, pale tide-mark to lower outer corner of plate 6 (Chasse à l'éléphant à Logalla), marginal spotting to most plates, occasionally encroaching on the top half of images, the figures and detail generally unaffected, and the rich colouring very well-preserved indeed. A very good copy. First edition in German of this striking illustrated account of big-game hunting in Asia. Andrássy (1821-91, his name spelt in this edition as Emanuel Andrásy) was a Hungarian count who, having participated in his country's revolution in 1848, fled to England during the Austrian invasion the following year, and thence travelled east. The plates depict elephant hunting in Ceylon, rhinoceros, crocodile and deer hunting in Java, tiger-stalking near the Ganges, street scenes in Hong Kong and Calcutta, dancers at the courts of Nazim, the Nawab of Bengal, and Murserabat, and an Arab encampment near Suez. Rare. Six copies only traced in libraries world-wide (Danish Union Catalogue, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Leiden, Leipzig, National Library of India, and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin); perhaps five institutional copies traced for the first edition, published in Hungarian in 1853, and none in commerce.

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        Self-help;

      8vo., xii + 343 + (1)pp., followed by 4pp. of publisher's advertisements, light marking or spotting of first few leaves, original publisher's maroon blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt and lettered, with very slight rubbing to extremities, uncut, else a very good copy.Publisher: London: John Murray,Year: 1859Edition: First edition. Printing and the Mind of Man 346.

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        RACCOLTA DE' MIGLIORI ORNAMENTI DEL MEDIO EVO E PROFILI DI ARCHITETTURA GOTICA.

      1859. Venezia Antonio Privato 1859 4° grande Pagine 58 + 133 tavole fuori festo finemente incise in acciaio. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Piatti marmorizzati con lievi sbucciature. Minim eed ininfluenti fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Affascinante repertorio iconografico dedicato all'ornamento medievale.

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        Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana

      1859. Dizionari " Titolo: Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana Autore: MANUZZI GIUSEPPE diz 54 Editore: Nella Stamperia del Vocabolario e dei Testi di Lingua Anno di stampa: 1859 34409 MANUZZI GIUSEPPE diz 54 Vocabolario della Lingua Italiana gi... compilato dagli Accademici della Crusca ed ora nuovamente corretto ed accresciuto Firenze, Nella Stamperia del Vocabolario e dei Testi di Lingua, 1859. Seconda edizione riveduta e notabilmente ampliata dal compilatore. In quattro parti di pp. 928 + 986 + 929 + 972. Legatura recente in mezza tela grezza, con tassello in pelle e titolo oro al dorso; conservate le copertine originali, ottimo e fresco esemplare di questo dizionario ormai considerato da tutti la base della lingua parlata corrente. ? 800 "

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        Entomology in Sport, and Entomology in Earnest; by The Honorable Mrs W[ard] & Lady M[ahon]

      London: Paul Jerrard, [1859]. [2], 68, hand-col frontis, additional decorative title + 35 hand-col text figs. Hardback. Attractive hand-coloured lithographed frontis, title and dedication, together with 35 hand-coloured vignettes in the text, 8vo, orig. dec. cloth, a little rubbed to extremities; intricate gilt design to front cover, blind stamped to rear, aeg; recased, new endpapers; housed in a recent purpose-made, cloth-covered slip-case. Margins lightly thumbed in places. Vg. From the library of Paul Sokoloff (1948-2012) with his book-plate to endpaper. Rare. Charming whimsical book, 'intended, not so much for the scientific, as for the young or the comparatively uninstructed reader. The authors have therefore aimed at making them entertaining, rather than complete or systematic; an agreeable bait, in short, by means of which unwary youth may find themselves caught in the meshes of science, while seeking only for amusement.' - Preface.Freeman 3881.Mary Ward [the Hon. Mrs Ward] (1827-1869) was a microscopist and author, an important 19th century popularizer of science who did much to encourage an interest in the natural world and to stimulate the advances in science and technology that marked the industrial revolution. The present book was written in collaboration with her sister, Lady Jane Mahon. (ODNB)

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        Poésie : Sisina. - Le voyage. - L'albatros

      Published before its first edition. This poem were published in 1861 in the second edition, first in part, of the "Fleurs du mal".Small stains to covers, two pale angular dampstain to head, all over the book.An outstandingly rare copy. In Revue française N°152 de la cinquième année. Paris 10 Avril 1859 16x24,5cm broché

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        Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary, and various parts of coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1859. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xiii; [3]; 414; 24 of adverts. Bound in publisher's blind stamped dark red cloth, with gilt blocking to spine, expertly rebacked with the original cloth laid on. With 5 folding charts and maps, 8 plates, and two vignettes. Occasional thumb marks to the textblock, a couple of pencil annotations to the margins. The maps facing pages 271 and 365 have had somewhat heavy handed tape reinforcement to some closed tears, thankfully not encroaching onto the printed part. Small closed tears to the outside edge of a couple of leaves. Some light sporadic spotting. Bookseller's label of H.S. Scott of Carlisle to front pastedown. Cloth has some slight rubbing, slightly sunned to spine. Very good. Tronson sailed aboard the steam sloop Barracouta as part of the squadron sent to strike a treaty of trade and friendship with the Japanese government under the leadership of Sir James Stirling.

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        L'Italie confédérée. Histoire politique, militaire et pittoresque de la Campagne de 1859. Illustré de portraits et batailles gravées sur acier et de types militaires coloriés des armées française, piémontaise et autrichienne.

      Garnier Frères, 1859. Quattro volumi legati in due di cm. 27, pp. 1200 ca complessive. Con 20 tavole in litografia finemente colorate raffiguranti costumi militari austriaci, piemontesi e francesi; 8 tavole incise in rame e 6 carte geografiche ripiegate (di cui una di grandi dimensioni). Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piccole mancanze alle cuffie superiori dei due volumi, poche fioriture, peraltro complessivamente esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera assai documentata e non comune a reperirsi completa nella parte iconografica come nel presente esemplare.

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        Confidences d'un prestidigitateur

      First edition with covers and title dated 1859, printed in Blois by Lecesne, but certain copies with the same collation have come to our attention dated 1858. Modern half mint-green shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with fleurons and gilt fillets, black morocco-effect shagreen title and volume labels, gilt friezes to head and foot of spine, gilt initials of a collector to spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers (slightly soiled) preserved. Occasional spotting. Librairie nouvelle & A. Bourdilliat & Cie, impression et lithographies Lecesne Paris, imprimé à Blois 1859 13,5x22cm 2 volumes reliés

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        The moon hoax; or, a discovery that the moon has a vast population of human beings...illustrated with a view of the moon, as seen by Lord Rosse's telescope

      New York: William Gowans, 1859. First edition thus, 8vo, pp. vi, [1], 8-63, [1]; wood-engraved frontispiece of the moon; very good copy in original printed wrappers. An old bookseller's clipping laid in notes that this is "one of the immortal journalistic stunts of the 19th century. Locke, an editor of the N.Y. Sun in 1835, quintupled the circulation of his paper by running a fictitious report of Herschel's lunar discoveries at the Cape of Good Hope. It deceived the entire country for weeks and established The Sun as a daily paper. OCLC similarly notes: "A series of articles originally published in the New York Sun, August, 1835, under title, "Great astronomical discoveries," which purported to be an account of the discoveries of Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope, and which pretended to be reprinted from a supplement to the Edinburgh Journal of Science (then defunct). Has been ascribed on insufficient evidence to Joseph Nicolas Nicollet."

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        Route Near the 35th Parallel. Map No. 2. From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis Secretary of War...

      Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. Map date 1853-54. [ 1859]. Map, 22 x 50 1/2 inches (two joined sheets), folded as issued. Three inch tear into image at left, 2 inch tear along neatline at left edge, short splits at 3 fold intersections, light toning along several folds, top left panel (exposed when folded) is toned with some small paper loss (in blank areas of the sheet). Overall a very good copy of this impressive large map. A large, finely detailed map, covering a broad sweep of the proposed southern rail road route, from Albuquerque in the east to Los Angeles and San Diego in the west. The proposed railroad line is shown with a black line; the wagon road with a dotted line. Published in the U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys (Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean). Scale 1:950,400, or 15 miles to 1 inch.Inset map at upper left: Sketch of Aztec Pass. Drawn by C. Mahon. From a sketch by A. H. Campbell, Civil Engineer. Inset map at upper right: Sketch of Campbell's Pass from Agua Azul to Salt Spring. Drawn by C. Mahon.

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        Histoire générale des voyages...

      Furne, 1859. Quattro volumi di cm. 27, pp. oltre 2.000 complessive. Antiporta al primo volume con i ritratti dei viaggiatori, 97 tavole fuori testo e 6 carte geografiche a colori più volte ripiegate. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verse, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, a carte candide e assolutamente completo della parte iconografica.

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        THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PATRICK GASS, Now Sole Survivor of the Overland Expedition to the Pacific under Lewis and Clark, in 1804-5-6; Also, A Soldier in the War with Great Britain, from 1812 to 1815, and a Participant in the Battle of Lundy's Lane.

      Wellsburg, VA: Jacob & Smith, 1859. 280 pages of text. Original brown stamped cloth binding with moderate rubbing to the extremities, and fraying along the hinges with some edges re-attached, and with original backstrip remaining intact; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with a frontisportait of Gass and three plates (pg.59, pg.108, pg.248] as well as other vignettes; complete. Minor spotting to the closed page edges, scattered light soiling to numerous page edges, and a few pages with small spots of staining and a few that have the corners creased. Overall an attractive unrestored example of this memoir of the last survivor of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Title continues "...Together with Gass' Journal of the Expedition Condensed; and Sketches of Some Events Occurring During the Last Century in the Upper Ohio Country, Biographies, Reminiscences, etc." Previous owner's ink name mostly erased from original colored front endpapers. Retains both front and rear sets of the original colored endpapers, as well as two additional white endpapers at the front, and three additional white endpapers at the rear. Howes J-31[aa]. Wagner Camp 6:10. Streeter 3067. Graff 2183. Sergeant Gass lived to age 99, outliving all other members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Poésie : Le goût du néant. - Le possédé

      Pre-First edition of these poems appeared in 1861 in the second edition in the partly original of the "Flowers of Evil" .A pale angular head wetness affecting the first few pages of the revue.Revue a badge rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! In Revue française N°144 de la quatrième année. Paris 20 Janvier 1859 16x24,5cm broché

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        THE PRAIRIE TRAVELER. A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions. With Maps, Illustrations, and Itineraries of the Principal Routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. 340 pages of text. Original brown stamped cloth binding with moderate rubbing and shelfwear; protected in custom archival mylar. Complete with frontis, 10 plates, 19 vignettes (including a Sketch of the Gold Regions near Pikes Peak) and folding map. The map has had archival mending to the reverse of some of the seams. Previous owner's name on the front endpaper and top of title page: W. Seawell U.S.A. Seawell likely was involved in accompanying the Florida Indians emigrating to West of the Mississippi River, as well as the Civil War. The front endpaper has a small tear near the hinge, and several pages have finger soiling to the margins. First edition. Howes M279[aa].. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary, and various parts of coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1859.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xiii; [3]; 414; 24 of adverts. Bound in publisher's blind stamped dark red cloth, with gilt blocking to spine, expertly rebacked with the original cloth laid on. With 5 folding charts and maps, 8 plates, and two vignettes. Occasional thumb marks to the textblock, a couple of pencil annotations to the margins. The maps facing pages 271 and 365 have had somewhat heavy handed tape reinforcement to some closed tears, thankfully not encroaching onto the printed part. Small closed tears to the outside edge of a couple of leaves. Some light sporadic spotting. Bookseller's label of H.S. Scott of Carlisle to front pastedown. Cloth has some slight rubbing, slightly sunned to spine. Very good. Tronson sailed aboard the steam sloop Barracouta as part of the squadron sent to strike a treaty of trade and friendship with the Japanese government under the leadership of Sir James Stirling.

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        Catalogue of Orthopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Phasmidae

      London: British Museum, 1859. (4), 195, 48 plain plates. Hardback. Orig. cloth, with minor wear to spine. Some foxing to first 40 plates. Vg Rare and important work on Phasmatodea (Stick Insects). Includes many new species descriptions. Plates I-XL are lithographs, supplementary plates I-VIII are engravings.[Horn Schenkling 24010; Nissen ZBI 4379]

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        Laws of the Territory of Oregon, Enacted During the Tenth Regular Session of the Legislative Assembly, Begun December 6, 1858; Concluded January 22, 1859.

      Salem, Oregon. Asahel Bush. 1859. 47+118+7pp, index, 8 1/2 x 6 inches, paper wrappers (softbound). Covers lightly soiled with short edge tears and small areas of paper loss to edges, loss to upper fore-edge corner of back cover and a little chipping to the upper edge of the last page of the booklet, ink notation on back cover, impressions from circular seals (?) on back cover and last dozen or so pages, faint scattered foxing throughout, otherwise a clean intact volume. A very scarce territorial booklet with laws relating to Territorial Roads, Acts of Incorporation (Oregon City, Cascade Mountain Wagon Road Company, etc.), Convicts and Penitentiary, Bridges, "Tax on Chinamen Mining in Oregon", Divorces, and other matters. This document, listed on OCLC as held only by the University of Michigan Law Library, is an important recording of Oregon Law prior to statehood. The ink notation on the back cover reads: "Filed, May 20th, 1859 R.B. Morford Auditor, A.B. McIlwain J.P."

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        Servicios Navales que en Libertar al Chile y Peru de la Dominacion Espanola Rindio el Conde de Dundonald

      

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        Paradiesgarten für fromme und liebe Kinder Bilder und Verse von G. Süß. Text von H[einrich Leopold] Stiehler. Mit einem chromolithographischen Titel (am Vorderdeckel whdt) und 11 chromolithographischen Tafeln.

      Dresden, Meinhold [1859]. - 2. Auflage. Kl.-4°. [Litho-Titel, Drucktitel], 46 S. Orig.(?)-HLdrBd. Stark berieben, Kanten bestoßen. Durchgehend stock-, braun- und auch etwas fingerfleckig. Eine Tafel mit 2 kl. Brandlöchern. Gelockert. Semrau 16. Knorr 2025 (unter Stiehler, dort auch mit dieser 2. Ausgabe). Wegehaupt IV.2196 (mit EA von 1858). Auch Seebaß II.2002 mit der EA: "Selten! Erste und wohl einzige Ausgabe". LKJL III.496. Vgl. auch die positive Wertung Süs' bei Kunze (Schatzbehalter S. 331). - Nicht bei Ries, 1871-1914, und nicht bei Klotz (Nachtrag nicht eingesehen).

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        Esquisses parisiennes

      First edition, one of the rare copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies with 2 Chine.Spine slightly faded, a little light spotting, not serious. Rare. Poulet-Malassis & De Broise Paris 1859 12x19,5cm broché

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        Memorias de los vireyes que han gobernado el Perú: durante el tiempo del coloniaje español

      Lima: Libreria Central de Felipe Baily, 1859. 6 volumes. xxx+379+[index] pages; 426+[index] pages; 388+[index] pages; 516+[20 tables and index] pages; 393+[17 tables and index] pages; 394+[56 tables and index] with large fold out map at back and 12 plates. Folio (12 1/4" x 8 1/4") bound in original publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth, ruled in blind with front boards with armorial gilt device. New spines with original title in gilt laid on. (Palau 95426, Sabin 26119) First editions.These memoirs, prepared by ten of the viceroys, were intended to apprise each successor of the nature and duties of his post, of the distribution of offices and presidencies, of the privileges of the natives, their hereditary, customs and character. The work forms a glorious monument of statesmanship; and it may be conjectured that if the Spaniards had always formed their conduct according to these Memorias, they would never had lost their colonies in the New World. (Bibliographico-Linguistica 312, part III)The series was edited under the direction of the Ministerio de Hacienda.Some foxing in all volumes, some water staining varying in degrees in volumes, worming to some volumes in varying degrees, a few affecting text but all readable. Spine replaced with original spine labels affixed else a good set of a scare colonial item.

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        Album der Obererzgebirgischen Staats-Eisenbahn. Malerische Ansichten an der Obererzgebirgischen Staats-Eisenbahn und in deren Nähe.

      Verlag der Richter'schen Buchhandlung, Zwickau 1859 - OHLwd.-Mappe. Zwölf Lithographien im Tondruck. Bemmann-J. I/2, 339, nicht bei Engelmann. Als vollständiges Album sehr selten. Enthält folgende Ansichten (Bildgröße 14x19,5cm, Blattgröße 21x30cm): 1. Schloss Wiesenburg, 2. Schloss Stein von Westen. 3. Schloss Stein von Osten. 4. Der Schlosshof zu Stein. 5. Muldenthal bei der Prinzenhöhle, 6. Muldenthal bei Aue, 7. Der Teufelsstein bei Lauter, 8. Schwarzenberg vom Ottenstein, 9. Hartenstein, 10. Der Ottenstein bei Schwarzenberg, 11. Hartenstein von Osten, 12. Erlahammer bei Schwarzenberg. - Mappe etwas angeschmutzt und fleckig, Gelenke leicht beschädigt. Die Ansichten 1, 2, 11 und 12 etwas stärker stockfleckig, die übrigen nur im Randbereich betroffen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Morphy's Games of Chess and Frere's Problem Tournament

      New York: T W Strong, 1859. 144 pages with diagrams. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 4") issued in original publisher's decorative blind stamped boards with gilt-decorated and lettered spine. (Hagedorn: 51) First edition.The second part of this book contains many clever problems selected from those which competed in a tournament arranged by Frere, the chess editor of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The first part was published without the sanction or approval of Morphy, and comprises games with notes copied form the Chess Monthly, The Era and other sources, without any special acknowledgment. The collection was evidently hurriedly and incompetently made to take advantage of the demand created by Morphy's success in Europe. (Hadgedorn).Born on 8th December 1820 in Brooklyn of a French Creole father and a mother of Irish descent, Thomas Frere's interest in chess is sparked in 1827 on seeing "the Turk", Maelzel's automaton chess player, at Tammany Hall. The story leaps forward to 1854 with Frere, a married man with three children, working for the Home Life Insurance Company in Wall Street whilst also operating a printing, engraving and publishing business. He witnesses the start of public chess in New York when the owner of Limberger's saloon at the corner of Fulton and Nassau Streets, decides to replace the decrepit chess equipment used by two patrons with several new sets and boards. Within three years, in excess of fifty players are frequenting the establishment. Moving from Limberger's saloon to Brooklyn in 1856, Frere starts the Brooklyn Chess Club. Frere becomes involved with organizing and running the First American Chess Congress held in New York. Morphy takes first prize in the Grand Tournament, ahead of Louis Paulson in second. Paulsen causes a sensation with his feats of blindfold chess. In 1859 Frere publishes the first book about the new American chess sensation, Morphy's Games of Chess and Frere's Problem Tournament. During 1858 through 1859 he becomes embroiled in a feud with Daniel W. Fiske, Editor of Chess Monthly and lead organizer of the First American Chess Congress, regarding Staunton's refusal to contest a match with Morphy.Condition:Spine head lightly chipped, corners rubbed else a very good copy of an early American chess title.

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        Personal Narrative of a Voyage to Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, Tartary and Various Parts of the Coast of China; in H.M.S. Barracouta.

      London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1859. Octavo, with five folding maps and eight lithographic plates including frontispiece, a few maps with old tape repairs and subsequent browning; spine sunned, one corner bumped, a little shaken but good in original deep red decorated cloth with gilt spine. First edition: a detailed and informative account of the first trade negotiations between Britain and Japan, with commentary by Sir James Stirling, former Governor of the Swan River colony.The author, John Tronson, was one of the earliest Westerners to visit Japan, which had only recently been opened to Western trade after the visits of Commodore Perry's squadron of 1853-1854, and a Russian contingent sent to Nagasaki under Admiral Poutiatine in 1853. Tronson was an officer on H.M.S. Barracouta, a member of a four vessel squadron sent to Japan under the command of Sir James Stirling, then British Commander-in-Chief for China and the East Indies. Stirling had earlier served in western Australia from 1829 to 1839, commanding the party of energetic colonists who laid the foundations of Fremantle and Perth.Stirling's role as British envoy to the Governor of Nagasaki was a difficult one as Western trading intentions were treated with understandable suspicion and hostility by the Japanese. Tronson describes how the British squadron was politely stalled in Nagasaki harbour for several days before securing an appointment with the Governor; further negotiations concluded a treaty between the two nations allowing British merchants access to Japanese markets. This informative book includes a summary of the longstanding Dutch treaty, significantly adding a commentary by Sir James Stirling on the dissolution of the Dutch monopoly enjoyed for so many years.The author's narrative extends beyond diplomatic discourse to include detailed descriptions of the landscape, religion and day-to-day life of mid nineteenth-century Japan; he shows much interest in the vegetation and horticulture of Nagasaki and surrounds. Although the primary focus of the work is on the Japanese treaty, the expedition also visited Hong Kong and the Chinese coast, encountering pirates at Kuhlan before proceeding to Avatska Bay in Kamtschatka. The squadron then sailed further north to asses the extent of Russian naval activity, whaling and trading off Siberia, important information as Britain was at war with Russia in the Crimea at the time.This book contains five finely engraved maps, including a detailed chart of Nagasaki harbour and surrounding islands.

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        CARTE PANORAMIQUE DU THEATRE DE LA GUERRE EN ITALIE

      1859. Carta geografica dell'Italia settentrionale in cui sono indicate le località in cui si svolsero i combattimenti della Seconda Guerra di Indipendenza del 1859. Ai lati della mappa vi sono le bandiere italiana e francese con i nomi dei luoghi ove ebbero luogo le battaglie di: Montebello, Palestro Turbigo, Magenta, Marignan (Melegnano) e Solferino. La carta è incorniciata da una serie di 22 piccole vedute di città italiane e francesi: Milano, Verona (2), Padova, Venezia, Ferrara, Napoli (2), Roma (5), Civitavecchia, Firenze (2), Livorno, Nizza Tolone, Marsiglia, Sempione e Lago Maggiore

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        The telegraph manual : a complete history and description of the semaphoric, electric and magnetic telegraphs of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, ancient and modern.

      New York, Pudney & Russell, 1859. ____ First edition, very rare. Illustrated by 625 engravings in text and 11 portraits, which one is the author's as a frontispice. Taliaferro Preston Shaffner (1811 - 1881) was an American inventor and entrepreneur who promoted telegraphy during its infancy. An associate of Samuel Morse, Shaffner published Shaffner's Telegraph Companion, a monthly journal devoted to Morse's telegraphy, from 1854-1855. In 1851, Shaffner built a telegraph line from St. Louis, Missouri to Jefferson City. Later, he organized the North Atlantic Telegraph Company, which projected building a line from Labrador to England through Greenland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. An advantage of Shaffner's proposal was that none of its segments extended below water for more than 800 miles. The British government took some interest in the project, but doubts about the long cable's feasibility undermined its funding, and the line was never built. Paper slightly browned, small defects to the binding, a good copy. *****. In-8. Collation : 850 pp. Contemporary half-roan, spine with nerves.

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        HISTOIRE DES ITALIENS / EN 11 VOLUMES - DU TOME I AU TOME XI.

      FIRMIN DIDOT FRERES ET CIE 1859 - R320066989: 622 + 544 + 551 + 588 + 543 + 528 + 554 + 556 + 472 + 477 + 463 pages / 2 etiquettes collées en coiffes en tete et pied de chacun des volumes - Dos salis - Certains dos abimés. 1er plat du Tome V + vi tres taché sur les tranches - Dos du Tome 8 abimé. TRADUITE SOUS LES YEUX DE L'AUTEUR PAR M. ARMAND LACOMBE SUR LA 2e EDITION ITALIENNE. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 945-Italie [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Exploits and Triumphs in Europe of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion

      New York: D Appleton & Co , 1859. viii+203p+[4 ads] pages with frontispiece and three plates. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5")Bound in period cloth and leather with new paste downs and end papers. (Betts 29-78)(Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 3089) First edition. Still too young to start his law career, Paul Morphy was invited to attend an international chess tournament soon after returning to New Orleans, to be held in Birmingham, England in the summer of 1858. He accepted the challenge and traveled to England but ended up not playing in the tournament, playing a series of chess matches against the leading English masters instead and defeating them all except English chess master Howard Staunton who promised to play but eventually declined. Staunton later was criticized for failing to meet Morphy. Staunton was flattered and at first intended to prepare for a contest in which he had little chance of success. There is no doubt that he was a very busy man in 1858, as he was under pressure to produce his edition of the complete works of Shakespeare. He did invite Morphy to play some casual games at his Streatham home. Staunton later conducted a newspaper campaign to make it seem that it was Morphy's fault they did not play, suggesting among other things that Morphy did not have the funds to serve as match stakes when in fact he was so popular that numerous wealthy people and groups were willing to stake him for any amount of money. Seeking new opponents and now aware that Staunton had no real desire to play, Morphy then crossed the English Channel and visited France. There he went to the Caf de la Regence in Paris, which was the center of chess in France. He played a match against Daniel Harrwitz, the resident chess professional, and soundly defeated him. In Paris he suffered from a bout of intestinal influenza and came down with a high fever. In accordance with the medical wisdom of the time, he was treated with leeches, resulting in his losing a significant amount of blood. Despite the fact that he was now too weak to stand up unaided, Morphy insisted on going ahead with a match against the visiting German champion Adolf Anderssen, who was considered by many to be Europe's leading player, and who had come to Paris all the way from his native Breslau, Germany, solely to play against the now famous American chess wonder. Despite his illness Morphy triumphed easily, winning seven while losing two, with two draws. When asked about his defeat, Anderssen claimed to be out of practice, but also admitted that Morphy was in any event the stronger player and that he was fairly beaten. Anderssen also attested that in his opinion, Morphy was the strongest player ever to play the game, even stronger than the famous French champion Bourdonnais. In France, as he had before in England and America, Morphy played many exhibition matches against the public. He would take on eight players at once while playing without sight of the board, a feat known as blindfold chess, the moves of his opponents and his replies being communicated verbally. It was while he was in Paris in 1858 that Morphy played a well-known game at the Italian Opera House in Paris, against the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard. Condition:Foxing through out, markings on title page. A very good copy.

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        Pianta di Venetia.

      1859 - Venice? 1859. Lithograph on cotton, printed area 690 x 570mm. Slight printer's crease, a few signs of wear. A printed handkerchief with a central map of Venice with five keys, a prospect above, and views of the Arsenal, the Rialto and St.Mark's below, with extensive keys. An unusual item.

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        CARTA GEOGRAFICA E POSTALE DEL REGNO LOMBARDO VENETO COMPILATA SULLE MIGLIORI CARTE GENERALI PROVINCIALI ESISTENTI.

      1859. Carta postale murale del Regno Lombardo Veneto, nella parte inferiore della carta sono rappresentate in pianta le seguenti città: Como, Pavia, Lodi, Bergamo, Milano, Sondrio, Cremona, Brescia, Mantova, Verona, Vicenza Rovigo, Padova, Venezia, Belluno, Treviso, Udine, accompagnate da notizie storiche e tabelle statistiche. La carta è stampata su 4 fogli di carta cina.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1070

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        Autograph letter signed to the composer's long-time friend, tenor Josef Tichatschek....

      4 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Paris, October 19, 1859. In Wagner's characteristically dense, elegant script. In German (with translation). Wagner, who has recently moved from Zurich to Paris and is in even more financial need than usual, turns to Josef Tichatschek in Dresden, the tenor who created the roles of Rienzi and Tannhäuser, asking him for an advance of 5,000 francs. As security, he offers his fees from productions of his operas planned for the following spring that will enable him to pay off his debt: Tannhäuser in Paris and Tristan und Isolde (yet unperformed) in Karlsruhe and Vienna. Wagner warns Tichatschek that nobody in Paris must learn about his precarious situation and laments his inability to return to Dresden (where there was a warrant for his arrest). "It has been impossible for me to raise this money merely by doing business, hence I have to resort to the help of friends, then I always hear how they love and esteem me, the wretched devil, in Dresden... Do you know anybody who would be capable of extending this advance of 5,000 fr. to me? ... See to it, for heaven's sake, what an act of friendship may make possible. ... But, most importantly, my wife must not have any clue about it; she would get terribly excited if she knew of the predicament I am in. Thus, your wife must not know anything either." From the noted Burrell Collection. Very slightly worn. Wagner-Briefe-Verzeichnis 2565. German original published in Richard Wagner: Sämtliche Briefe, vol. 11. ed. Martin Dürrer (Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1999), pp. 307-8 and 541 (letter no. 176); earlier in Richard Wagner: Briefe--Die Sammlung Burrell, ed. John N. Burk, transl. Karl and Irene Geiringer (Frankfurt: S. Fischer, 1953), letter no.. 337B, pp. 220-22. Full English translation in Letters of Richard Wagner: The Burrell Collection, ed. John Burk (New York: Macmillan, 1950), letter no. 337B, pp. 160-61. Josef Tichatschek (1807-1886), a friend of Wagner's since the early 1840s, continued to live in Dresden until his death. Tichatschek responded to Wagner's letter immediately, but did not send money: Wagner's next letter to him, of October 24, 1859 (Sämtliche Briefe, vol. 11, p. 316-17; letter no. 184), repeats the request. Wolf Adolf August von Lüttichau (1786-1863) was the director of the Royal Saxon Court Theater from 1824 to 1862. His relationship with Wagner was strained and ambivalent. He was responsible for the first productions of Rienzi, Der fliegende Holländer, and Tannhäuser, but he was not willing to stage Tristan und Isolde, which was not heard in Dresden in Wagner's lifetime. The productions of his operas Wagner was looking forward to, and apparently took for granted, were all either delayed (Tannhäuser in Paris, 1861) or canceled (Tristan in Karlsruhe and Vienna). Tristan und Isolde did not receive its first performance until 1865, in Munich, with the support of King Ludwig II of Bavaria....

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        VIEW OF SOUTH BOSTON 1859

      1859. COLE, J.F.A. VIEW OF SOUTH BOSTON 1859. Boston: J.F.A. Cole, 1859. 22 3/4"X 32". Hand colored lithograph view of South Boston looking north from Telegraph Hill (the site of the Fortification of Dorchester Heights by Henry Knox during the seige of Boston) toward Beacon Hill. The old resevoir can be seen to the left. Today one would be looking at the front of South Boston High School from this location.Includes five inset views of homes of prominent citizens and Fort Independence. Lightly toned overall with some scoring and faint dampstaining.

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        De l'Aluminium, ses propriétés, sa fabrication et ses application.

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1859. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (210x132 mm), ix, (1), 176, 4, 4 pp., 1 folding engraved plate. Bound at the end are two journal extracts by the author, I. From: Journal de Pharmacie et de Chimie, August 1858, and II. From: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Vol. 53, August 2, 1858. Foxed, first and last pages waterstained at outer margins. Ownership stamp (Grandeau) on half title. Contemporary half calf with 4 raised bands, spine gilt. Author's dedication copy to Louis Grandeau, French chemist and professor at Nancy University; inscribed and signed by the author on first flyleaf. Interesting association copy. ----Sparrow, Milestones of Science 173; Duveen 524; Russo, p. 131; Bolton, I, 795; Poggendorf, II, 737; En français dans le texte, n¡ 279. - First edition. Both Oersted and Wöhler had attempted to develop a new light metal - possibly aluminum. Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, a French chemist, also undertook the task and after many experiments actually produced aluminum by laboratory methods (Sparrow). -PREMIERE EDITION. Très rare. Grande planche dépl. h.t. gravée sur métal et quelques figures sur bois dans le texte. Ouvrage fondamental, considéré comme l'un des textes les plus importants du XIXe siècle. En effet, Henri de Sainte-Claire Deville (1818-1881) prépara pour la première fois de l'aluminium pur en 1854; il en analysa les propriétés physiques et chimiques, et pressentit immédiatement l'utilisation que pourrait en faire l'industrie française. Napoléon III lui donna les moyens d'y arriver. En 1855, Jean-Baptiste Dumas présenta à l'Académie des sciences le premier lingot d'aluminium produit par Saint-Claire Deville. Dans son ouvrage, l'auteur traité des propriétés physiques et chimiques de ce nouveau métal mais aussi de sa préparation et de ses applications industrielles. Very Good.

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        Hrsg.). Thule. Altnordische Dichtung und Prosa. Einleitungsband sowie 24 Bde., zus. 25 Bde. Jena, Diederichs, 1912-30. Mit 8 (2 farb. lithogr.) Karten und einigen Tafeln. Original-Halbpergament-Bände mit schwarzgeprägtem Reihensignet auf dem Vorderdeckel sowie Rückentitel (1 Außengelenk angeplatzt, 1 Rücken leicht eingerissen, Rücken vereinzelt leicht angestaubt).

      Erste Ausgabe.- Umfangreiche vollständige Reihe der Sammlung Thule. Erstmals wurden hier durch den Altgermanisten und Skandinavisten Felix Niedner (1859-1934) die mittelalterlichen isländisch-nordischen Sagaliteraturen, mythologischen Schriften der Edda sowie die poetischen Schriften der Skaldik in deutscher Übersetzung umfassend zusammengestellt.- 1. weißes Blatt jeweils mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag. Teils (14 Bände) mit wenigen kleinen marginalen handschriftlichen Anmerkungen.- 2 Innengelenke angeplatzt. Vereinzelt papierbedingt leicht gebräunt.- Beiliegend umfangreiche handschriftliche Sammlung an Stammbäumen zur vorliegenden Reihe.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-6,...

      Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. Senate. 1859. Volume X. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 78. Massive volume, still tightly bound, detailing western exploration for a practicable railroad route between the Mississippi and the Pacific Coast. 400 77ppplates, 94 black and white plates of reptiles, vertebrates, fish and birds; 28 hand-colored plates of birds, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, cloth covered boards (hardbound). A number of black and white plates suffer from damp staining, foxing or toning, while the color plates are in very good condition, bright and clean with exquisite coloring. Spine cracked along one edge and lifting from fabric backing beneath; covers chipped and abraded; corners bumped. The volume, in multiple parts, details exploration for a railroad route in various locations: near the 38th/39th parallels; near the 35th parallel; near the 32nd parallel from the Rio Grande to the Pimas Villages; routes in California to connect with routes near the 35th and 32nd parallels; routes in Oregon and California. Condition issues noted; the very handsome hand-colored bird prints are in very good clean condition. Printed by Beverley Tucker.

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        Ceylon. An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical, with Notices of its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859. THIRD EDITION, revised. In two volumes. Octavo, pp.[2]; xl; 643; [3]; pp.[2]; xvi; 663; [3]. With 2 folding maps to the second volume, and 115 further illustrations including frontispieces, maps, plans and wood engravings by various artists. In fairly contemporary, maybe slightly later, green full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and gilt decoration stamped to spines and boards. Gilt dentelle to inner fore-edges; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt.Black ink ownership inscription to both flyleaves. Spines lightly sunned and worn. Very good indeed. Supporter of Greek Independence in the 1820s, MP for Belfast, and friend of Charles Dickens, Tennent led a varied and interesting life culminating in his stint as Colonial Secretary in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 1845-1850. There followed a series of books on the country, with this title first appearing in 1859. Its popularity is attested by the five editions it had run through by 1860.

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